A comparison of proprioceptive ability of the knee among older adults diagnosed with and without osteoarthritis (OA) of the knee

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http://hdl.handle.net/10755/159685
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Presentation
Title:
A comparison of proprioceptive ability of the knee among older adults diagnosed with and without osteoarthritis (OA) of the knee
Abstract:
A comparison of proprioceptive ability of the knee among older adults diagnosed with and without osteoarthritis (OA) of the knee
Conference Sponsor:Midwest Nursing Research Society
Conference Year:2001
Author:Topp, Robert, PhD
P.I. Institution Name:Medical College of Georgia
Title:Associate Dean for Research
Contact Address:School of Nursing, 997 St. Sebastian Way, Augusta, GA, 30912, USA
Contact Telephone:419.383.5864
The purpose of this study was to compare the degree and variability of knee proprioception among older adults with and without OA of the knee. This descriptive study compared the proproiception of patients with (n=15) and without osteoarthritis (n=16) of the knee. Proprioception was operationalized by eliminating visual and auditory cues, then immobilizing the knee with an air cast placed over the lower leg. Subjects were then asked to indicate when they detected movement in their knee from 60o of knee flexion towards full extension at a speed of .30/second Measures of proprioception included total degrees of movement without detection over five trials, the trial with the greatest and least amount of movement without detection and the standard deviation of movement over the five trials in both legs. Proprioception was compared between the two groups using univariate analysis at a=.01 level of significance. The non-OA group demonstrated significantly greater sensitivity to changes in knee joint position (proprioception) compared to the OA group on all four outcome measures. These comparisons indicated that the non-OA group presented with proprioceptive sensitivity approxmately double that of the OA group. Deficits in proprioception may predispose the OA patient to injuries, falls and pathological gait characteristics.
Repository Posting Date:
26-Oct-2011
Date of Publication:
17-Oct-2011
Sponsors:
Midwest Nursing Research Society

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dc.typePresentationen_GB
dc.titleA comparison of proprioceptive ability of the knee among older adults diagnosed with and without osteoarthritis (OA) of the kneeen_GB
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10755/159685-
dc.description.abstract<table><tr><td colspan="2" class="item-title">A comparison of proprioceptive ability of the knee among older adults diagnosed with and without osteoarthritis (OA) of the knee</td></tr><tr class="item-sponsor"><td class="label">Conference Sponsor:</td><td class="value">Midwest Nursing Research Society</td></tr><tr class="item-year"><td class="label">Conference Year:</td><td class="value">2001</td></tr><tr class="item-author"><td class="label">Author:</td><td class="value">Topp, Robert, PhD</td></tr><tr class="item-institute"><td class="label">P.I. Institution Name:</td><td class="value">Medical College of Georgia</td></tr><tr class="item-author-title"><td class="label">Title:</td><td class="value">Associate Dean for Research</td></tr><tr class="item-address"><td class="label">Contact Address:</td><td class="value">School of Nursing, 997 St. Sebastian Way, Augusta, GA, 30912, USA</td></tr><tr class="item-phone"><td class="label">Contact Telephone:</td><td class="value">419.383.5864</td></tr><tr class="item-email"><td class="label">Email:</td><td class="value">rtopp@mco.edu</td></tr><tr><td colspan="2" class="item-abstract">The purpose of this study was to compare the degree and variability of knee proprioception among older adults with and without OA of the knee. This descriptive study compared the proproiception of patients with (n=15) and without osteoarthritis (n=16) of the knee. Proprioception was operationalized by eliminating visual and auditory cues, then immobilizing the knee with an air cast placed over the lower leg. Subjects were then asked to indicate when they detected movement in their knee from 60o of knee flexion towards full extension at a speed of .30/second Measures of proprioception included total degrees of movement without detection over five trials, the trial with the greatest and least amount of movement without detection and the standard deviation of movement over the five trials in both legs. Proprioception was compared between the two groups using univariate analysis at a=.01 level of significance. The non-OA group demonstrated significantly greater sensitivity to changes in knee joint position (proprioception) compared to the OA group on all four outcome measures. These comparisons indicated that the non-OA group presented with proprioceptive sensitivity approxmately double that of the OA group. Deficits in proprioception may predispose the OA patient to injuries, falls and pathological gait characteristics.</td></tr></table>en_GB
dc.date.available2011-10-26T22:14:26Z-
dc.date.issued2011-10-17en_GB
dc.date.accessioned2011-10-26T22:14:26Z-
dc.description.sponsorshipMidwest Nursing Research Societyen_GB
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